Pears with Warm Orange-Ginger Sauce - Easy

Sometimes I come up with a recipe all on my own.  Sometimes the ingredients are thrust upon me.  Like this recipe for the Improv Challenge, where participants are given two ingredients and sent off to create a masterpiece.   This month's challenge is to use orange and ginger.  My entry?  A dessert (of) course.

Pears with  Warm Orange-Ginger Sauce
Yield: 4-5 servings

1/4 cup honey (orange-blossom goes with the theme, but is optional)
1/2 cup orange juice (preferably fresh)
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
pinch kosher salt
1 Tbl. fresh lemon juice 
1 (15 oz.) can pear halves, drained (4-5 halves)
4-5 tsp. sliced or slivered almonds, for garnish

Combine honey, orange juice, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Simmer for 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens slightly.  Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.

Place each pear half, cut-side down, on a dessert plate.  Ladle warm sauce evenly over each serving.  Garnish each with 1 teaspoon almonds, if desired.

Serve immediately.

This recipe has been entered in the Improv Challenge, hosted by Edesia.

Important note! Because this post is participating in a blog hop, some of the recipes below might not be kosher.  


Melody Shingler said…
Beautiful! That looks almost too pretty to eat - but I'd be willing to give it a try! :)
cammie solis said…
These a beautiful. Simple, but elegant. My family would love these. Going to make them soon.
Nichole L said…
That looks great! I feel like there aren't enough recipes focusing on the deliciousness of pears.
Oliver Richmond said…
Very nice combination. Thank you so much for sharing. I peel and core the pears from the bottom end leaving stems intact. Cook and refrigerate in sauce. Next day I stuff them with mixture of bleu cheese, cream cheese, walnuts & dried cranberries.serve as salad over greens. Make vinaigrette from poaching liquid. Fabulous.
dena said…
Oliver, sounds delicious!

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